A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Terrance Clark
During the month of June we had two major networking events that brought together our Corporate Members and certified MBEs. On Tuesday, June 7th we hosted our annual Networking for Scholarships event at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, NJ. More than 150 of our corporate members and MBEs enjoyed a relaxing day of golf and other activities that facilitated new business relationships, and enhanced existing ones. On the following day, June 8th, we held our Business Opportunity Expo at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. The day began with an interview conducted by Clint Grimes of Time Warner with Ms. Joset Wright- Lacy, President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. She provided information on the various programs and initiatives of the NMSDC.

The Expo featured workshops that enabled our Corporate Members to discuss ways to enhance their supplier diversity programs, educate MBEs on techniques to help to grow their businesses, and also featured more than 100 matchmaking sessions that connected corporate members and MBEs together for new business opportunities. The Expo also enabled MBEs and Corporate members to develop or enhance business relationships at the various business booths for Corporate members and MBEs as part of the afternoon's activities. The day concluded with a networking reception, giving all attendees the chance to meet and mingle in a relaxing atmosphere. As always, the Council appreciates your continued support and participation in these and all of our other events.

Also, many thanks to those that attended our Financial Services Symposium at Guggenheim Partners on June 15th. This event featured information on doing business with financial services firms, matchmaking opportunities and an inspiring conversation with David Stewart, president of Worldwide Technologies.

In July, we will introduce our first mentorship program, the CEO Academy, which is in partnership with our prime sponsor, Wells Fargo and several of our corporate partners, and will be presented by the faculty of Rutgers University School of Business in Newark, NJ. This program, which is geared toward our Class 2 and 3 MBEs, will provide executive education, one-to-one mentorship and business management seminars that will enhance the business acumen of the participants and put them in a position to take better advantage of market opportunities. Two additional mentorship programs will be introduced for the other classes of MBEs over the next 6 months.

We appreciate your support of the Council and wish you an enjoyable and profitable July. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their family members and the community of Orlando.


Terrence Clark, President & CEO

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NY & NJ MSDC HOLDS TWO MAJOR NETWORKING EVENTS FOR ITS MEMBERS


The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council held two annual networking events for its certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Corporate Members. Both of these signature events allowed members to connect, develop potential business opportunities and discuss supplier diversity.

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EVENTS PHOTO GALLERIES


GOLF EVENT

EXPO EVENT

CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT


Shendora Pridgen
Executive Director - Global Head of Supplier Diversity

Shendora Pridgen has been head of Morgan Stanley's supplier diversity program for four years. She oversees the supplier diversity program globally, including developing & implementing new initiatives to continuously grow the program. She also works within the sourcing group, managing several commodities.


Morgan Stanley is seeking MBEs in facilities related services and design and construction related services. To get started on the road to doing business with Morgan Stanley, interested suppliers should register at: morganstanley.cvmsolutions.com


Please Note: Suppliers must be in business for at least two years and preferably certified.

MBE SPOTLIGHT


As North America's largest privately held film manufacturer, Sigma Plastics Group is uniquely positioned to meet a wide range of extruded polyethylene product needs. Our quality, innovation and expertise in flexible packaging, is only surpassed by our ability to deliver film products from 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada. We've been leading the industry for nearly 40 years, providing stretch films, custom films and institutional products that meet our rigorous standards of quality and innovation. With product lines comprised of stretch films, custom films and institutional products, Sigma has the capability to produce specialized plastic films and bags quickly, efficiently and with exceptional customer service. http://www.sigmaplasticsgroup.com/



THE COUNCIL AROUND TOWN


Our President & CEO, Terrence Clark participating as a panelist at Marsh and McLennan Companies
CREATING VALUE THROUGH DIVERSITY: ENHANCING MMC COLLABORATION
On June 9th along with Diana Domenech - Senior Director, AIG Supplier Diversity, Sustainability & Strategy, GSP; Rob Finkelstein - Supplier Diversity Chair National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY; Marsha Firestone - Founder & President, Women Presidents' Educational Organization; Cid Wilson - President & CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility




Attendees and participants at the Financial Services Symposium at Guggenheim Partners on June 15th


THE COUNCIL WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBERS

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.

The Gate Worldwide

The Council welcomes its newest
certified suppliers


BUSERCO, INC

CM Evolution Consulting Services, LLC

International Commerce Online Network, LLC.

Mind Body & You Professional Coach, LLC

Pentar Enterprise LLC

SB Building Solutions

Unique Electrical Concept & Designs, Inc.

WM Group Engineers, P.C.

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AT A GLANCE: 2016 CALENDAR

JULY
4
JUL
Independence Day- Office Closed
11-13
JUL
National Program Managers' Seminar
Location - Chicago, IL
For more information, visit www.nmsdc.org
14
JUL
MBEIC Meeting 

21
JUL
New Supplier Orientation

25
JUL
Pre-Certification Workshop
Location: The Council Headquarters
Are you considering applying for NMSDC Certification with the NY & NJ MSDC, but need more information? Are you confused by the requested documentation? Are you having problems navigating through the application portal? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the NY & NJ MSDC Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW). You will get assistance on the Affiliate portal application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.... The PCW is open to non-Council certified suppliers, suppliers that are considering applying or have not completed their applications in our certification portal and need more clarification on the application process or just need more information overall. The PCW can be attended by you or the staff person responsible for filling out your application. PCW sessions are held on the last Monday of each month at our offices located just a couple of blocks from NY Penn Station unless otherwise notified. So check our website for confirmed dates. Please register for a session convenient for you by RSVP to dreddick@nynjmsdc.org
AUGUST
1
AUG
Biz Connect Powered by The NY & NJ MSDC
More details to follow
1
AUG
Quarterly Members Meeting (Corporate Members Only)
Location: PSEG
3-6
AUG
Inside Edge Conference
Location - Scottsdale
For more information, visit www.insideedgeevent.com
11
AUG
MBEIC Meeting 

29
AUG
Pre-Certification Workshop
Location: The Council Headquarters
Are you considering applying for NMSDC Certification with the NY & NJ MSDC, but need more information? Are you confused by the requested documentation? Are you having problems navigating through the application portal? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the NY & NJ MSDC Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW). You will get assistance on the Affiliate portal application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.... The PCW is open to non-Council certified suppliers, suppliers that are considering applying or have not completed their applications in our certification portal and need more clarification on the application process or just need more information overall. The PCW can be attended by you or the staff person responsible for filling out your application. PCW sessions are held on the last Monday of each month at our offices located just a couple of blocks from NY Penn Station unless otherwise notified. So check our website for confirmed dates. Please register for a session convenient for you by RSVP to dreddick@nynjmsdc.org

The Council thanks all of our 2016 new and returning Annual Sponsors



For more information on Annual
Sponsorships and to sign up:

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